Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Edo Election: Government Amends Public Holiday Announcement


The Edo State government has exempted banks and corporate organisations from the public holiday declared for Tuesday, September 27.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole had on Saturday declared Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28 work-free-days.

The public holiday was declared to enable voters in the state travel to their various locations and exercise their voting rights on Wednesday, September 28.

However, banks and corporate community are now exempted from the public holiday on Tuesday, September 27, in order not to slow down the economy of the state.

In a statement, the state government stressed that the public holiday on Wednesday, September 28, would affects everyone in the state.

It said movement would be restricted on the election day in accordance with the Electoral Act.

Political parties in the state are finalising campaigns ahead of the election to choose a successor for Governor Oshiomhole who is a member of the All Progressives Congress.

Nineteen candidates of different political parties are contesting in the election that will hold on Wednesday.




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